Many of my drawings are untitled because I simply cannot come up with anything that I think is a good title.
Some have obvious titles that I tacked onto them just so I could call them something, but I would change them in a moment if something better came along.
Then there's the few where a good title has actually presented itself.
"Rear View", 2009
And the ones where my wonderful fans have suggested titles.
None of those situations would work when entering Ex Arte Equinus. I didn't want to send in untitled photos, the "obvious" titles were pretty pathetic, and no one had any suggestions for me. I was left with coming up with fantastic titles all on my own.
This was the first photo to name:
I decided to just write down a list of all the words that came to mind while looking at the photo.
Literally, wherever my mind went, I wrote it down. Then I went back and looked over the words to see if any went together. I liked the "back door" idea, and the next word I wrote, "behind", inspired "Behind the Scenes". I considered "Behind the Scenes Look" and "Behind the Scenes View" also, but decided to go with the simple version.
The other photo I had to name was the one that really stumped me. I had absolutely no ideas. Again, I just started writing every word that came to mind looking at the photo.
At the end, I had an odd list of random words, but the treasure idea stuck with me, and I decided to go with "Buried Treasure".
So there it is - the method I'll probably use for naming most of my artwork in the future.